By Perry Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB) has announced the DEsign by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge (DEBUT Challenge). This Challenge is one of the few government technology challenges that focus on undergraduate innovators. With the DEBUTChallenge, NBIB is seeking to “improve health by leading […]
Recently, a Stanford engineer, Ada Poon, lead a project which has created tiny robotic medical devices that are powered by wireless technology. According to Stanford University, the implantable machines are small enough to easily move through veins. These injectable nanobots can carry out medical tasks, gather diagnostics and even deliver drugs into the bloodstream.
In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, a unique patient safety education program will be released by The Joint Commission. It will provide patients and their families with instant access to current patient safety videos at their bedside and while receiving care. The 2012 SAFE CARE Patient Safety Education Program is a free offering developed to assist health care organizations in educating patients to help prevent medical errors.
Researchers at MIT have achieved a major breakthrough in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology which will allow for the fabrication of three dimensional microchips using existing fabrication techniques. The silicon device contains microscopic elements about the width of a red blood cell which can be engineered to reach heights of hundreds of microns above the chip’s […]
Review of the Antibiotics I-Pocketcards App from Borm Bruckmeier Publishing LLC, to Assist Healthcare Providers with Infectious Diseases Management
Boston Scientific, awaiting FDA approval, will create pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and pacemakers (CRT-Ds and CRT-Ps) that have the ability to transmit implantable cardiac device data to physicians and other healthcare providers through AT&T’s wireless network.
Shoulder Pro III is the most advanced and detailed 3D model of the shoulder available for the iPad. The level of anatomical detail is very high and offers a wealth of visual learning material. This is one of the most advanced anatomy apps available in the App Store today.
Patrick Soon-Shiong‘s NantWorks announced their first acquisition of 2012 on Tuesday buying Boston Life Labs and moving its operations across the country from Boston to Phoenix. NantCare, as the company is renamed, provides software and hardware products to enable wireless monitoring of patients’ blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, medication management and other indicators. From a […]
[This article is based on Andrew Isham’s research presented at the 2011 Medicine 2.0 Congress. Submissions for the 2012 iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award are being accepted until March 7.] by: Andrew Isham, MS The unwelcome truth about substance abuse is that most people who successfully complete inpatient treatment will eventually relapse. Here […]
Good conversion from textbook to app form. A robust app for those who want to carry the Merck Manual around with them. One or two interface issues don’t detract from what is a good app
Polycom RealPresence video brings healthcare providers and remote, home-care, and quarantined patients together face-to-face for consultation, evaluation, and monitoring.
Recent data from a year-long pilot study performed by Alere Health found that at-home blood pressure monitoring increased medication compliance among coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and reduced blood pressure levels in 98.4% of the home monitoring population.